Logano captures the pole for the Pure Michigan 400
NASCAR Michigan International Speedway is one of Joey Loganoâ€™s favorite tracks and on Friday it was no different. He captured the pole award and will lead the Pure Michigan 400 to the green flag. Logano steadily improved his car the first two rounds of qualifying and then showed his dominance in the final round. He posted the top speed of 201.698 mph in the third round to win the award.
Kevin Harvick Wins Rain-Delayed Bristol Night Race
by Pete McCole
In a race that seemed like it would never end, Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in Sundayâ€™s rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick passed race leader Denny Hamlin with 71 laps to go and hung on through one final red-flag for rain with 49 laps to go to beat out Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. by nearly two seconds for his second win of the season and second-career Bristol victory.
Austin Dillon Steals Victory In Bristol Xfinity Race
by Pete McCole Austin Dillon stole the victory at Friday night's Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, taking advantage of Brad Keselowski's bad luck and holding off Kyle Larson on a final overtime restart to score his second Xfinity Series victory of the season. Dillon led just four laps - the final four laps - and wasn't even in a position to win until all hell broke loose among the front four drivers in the final 20 laps.
by Pete McCole Carl Edwards spoiled the day for teammate Denny Hamlin but carried the day for Joe Gibbs Racing, winning the pole for Saturday night's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards topped the third and final round of Friday's qualifying session with a lap of 14.602 seconds (131.407 mph) to give him his second straight Bristol pole and give JGR a sweep of the top three qualifying spots.
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers should fear Carl Edwards this weekend. The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing wheelman claims he's more prepared to tackle Bristol Motor Speedway in Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race than he was when he led a race-high 276 laps on his way to victory at the Tennessee track in April.
by Pete McCole Twenty-four-year-old Ben Kennedy scored his first truck series victory in the UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night, passing race leader William Byron for the top soot with 17 laps to go and then held off a furious bid for the lead from Brett Moffitt in the final lap to score the victory - his first win in 63 starts in the Truck Series.
by Pete McCole Thirty-five-year-old Justin Marks mastered the elements to earn his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory on Sunday in a sloppy, rain-soaked Mid-Ohio Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Marks led the final 10 laps including a white-knuckle three lap dash to the finish in a torrential downpour to beat out pole-sitter Sam Hornish, Jr. for the victory in his 12th start of the season driving the no. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Sam Hornish, Jr. Scores Record-Breaking Xfinity Pole
by Pete McCole Ohio-native Sam Hornish, Jr. scored his eighth-career NASCAR Xfinity Series Coors Light Pole Award in record fashion on Friday, capturing the top spot in the afternoon qualifying session for Saturdayâ€™s Mid-Ohio Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Hornish, from nearby Defiance, Ohio, covered the 2.258-mile,13-turn road course at a speed of 96.755 mph (84.014 seconds) in the opening session, eclipsing the previous track record of 96.256mph set by Michael McDowell in 2013.
by Pete McCole In 10 career Sprint Cup Series starts at Watkins Glen, Denny Hamlin had never led a single lap, but on Sunday, Hamlin benefited from some hard racing up front between Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch in the closing laps that left an opening for Hamlin to take the lead with ten laps to go and then held on through a final four-lap shootout for his second win of the season. Joey Logano finished second after Keselowski ran over Martin Truex, Jr. in the final turn trying to make a move on Hamlin for the lead. Keselowski recovered take third, followed by A.J. Allmendinger and Tony Stewart.
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